We believe Both Parents Matter

Too many children grow up knowing only one parent. This must change.

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We believe Both Parents Matter

We work for the well-being of children in separated families to ensure they have meaningful relationships with both parents, wider family and friends.

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We believe Both Parents Matter

We provide, and encourage the provision of:

guidance, support, education and assistance

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We campaign to raise awareness and address the issues and challenges facing separated families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We promote and undertake research into the issues and challenges facing separated families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We emphasise that children need love and care from both parents and their wider families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

Too many children grow up knowing only one parent. This must change.

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We work for the well-being of children in separated families to ensure they have meaningful relationships with both parents, wider family and friends.

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We provide, and encourage the provision of:

guidance, support, education and assistance

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We campaign to raise awareness and address the issues and challenges facing separated families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We promote and undertake research into the issues and challenges facing separated families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We emphasise that children need love and care from both parents and their wider families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

 

Children Know That Both Parents Matter

Helping children and families to retain positive relationships after separation or divorce

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FNF is the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and

meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation since 1974.

We offer information, advice and support services helping parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children.

Our online Forum and our network branches also offer free guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

Welcome to our new website. We hope you will enjoy the improved clarity, content, and the mobile-friendly responsive design.

There may be further improvements we could make, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Children Know That Both Parents Matter

 

Helping children and families to retain positive relationships after separation or divorce

FNF is the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and

meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation since 1974.

We offer information, advice and support services helping parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children.

Our online Forum and our network of branches also offer free guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

Welcome to our new website. We hope you will enjoy the improved clarity, content, and the mobile-friendly responsive design.

There may be further improvements we could make, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your support.


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Father's Day 2021 - what the media said

Bell Mooney writes in The Daily Mail on Saturday 19th June 2021 celebrates fatherhood:

"When a marriage breaks up, the law is usually on the side of the mother and it's not always fair. Over the years, in my role as an advice columnist, I have received many sad, angry and bitter letters from men whose access to their children is cruelly limited and who live in a state of permanent grief. Families Need Fathers is the lobbying and support organisation set up in 1974 to help these dads and its motto is beautifully simple: 'Both parents matter.' That is all I want to emphasise: it's a fortunate child who grows up with the benefit of good fathering as well as good mothering." You can read the whole article here.

 The Sun's Dear Deidre today (21st June 2021) reports a dad missing his daughter:

The story, under the headline 'Father’s Day without my daughter will be so hard after her mum took her away' reports on a child abducted to Poland three years ago and how 'parental alienation is an international disgrace'. The story can be found here. If you are having similar problems or know someone who is, do contact FNF on our Helpline 0300 0300 363 or join one of our support meetings to get help at the earliest opportunity.

The Mail on Sunday today (21st June 2021) reports on a nursery earasing Father's Day:

The article under the heading "Furious mother blasts nursery for teaching her toddler, three, that 'men don't matter' after they renamed 'Father's Day' as 'Special's Day'"

You can read the story here.

 

 

 

 

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